Ocasio-Cortez Falsely Claims Crowley Is Running As Third Party Candidate Against Her

Cortez and Crowley (LEFT: Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images RIGHT: Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mike Brest Reporter
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed in a tweet that Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley is planning to run against her as a third party candidate.

Crowley, who lost to her in a Democratic primary last month, denied that he is running against her.

Crowley responded, “The race is over and Democrats need to come together. I’ve made my support for you clear and the fact that I’m not running.”

He sent out a follow-up tweet saying that he was honored to have been nominated by the Working Families Party, but will not be running. A New York Times article linked in her tweet, a Crowley campaign official re-iterated that “he is not running for Congress and supports the Democratic nominee in NY-14.”

Neither Ocasio-Cortez or Crowley responded for comment for this article.